i describe myself as a mother, a writer, and a performer. i'm also a survivor of ovarian and uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave. go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. allen: i got sick, and then i got better.